Conduit 2 Wii

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Apr 19, 2011

Mixed or average reviews - based on 51 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 51
  2. Negative: 5 out of 51
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  1. May 15, 2011
    Conduit 2 is a game which remains relevant primarily thanks to the abysmal selection of competent online multiplayer games on the Wii.
  2. May 9, 2011
    If you're into traditional styled shooters, the verdict is an easy one. Starved owners of a Wii the Conduit 2 is a solid buy.
  3. Apr 22, 2011
    Conduit 2 is anything but a bad game, but its single player campaign is way too short and dull, with a clear lack of personality in terms of graphic style and level design. There are lots of funny multiplayer modes, however.
  4. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 25, 2011
    One of the few FPS for Wii that has suitable controls and offers traditional entertainment. Big action hits on other platforms are still miles ahead though. [Issue#204]
  5. May 10, 2011
    It won't blow your mind. It won't raise the FPS bar. And if you play the big FPS games on HD consoles, moving to this would be like dumping Jessica Alba for Snooki. You just wouldn't do it. But if Wii is your only console this is a refreshingly enjoyable romp arriving right in the middle of a worrying Wii games drought.
  6. 70
    My biggest complaint is that the game just isn't memorable, and there are other shooters I'd rather play.
  7. May 2, 2011
    Conduit 2 is a massive step forward from the original, refined and improved after criticism from fans and the press; it's a worthy addition to your first person shooter collection, if only for the multiplayer.
  8. May 1, 2011
    Conduit 2 is like a typical B-movie: action, action and even more action. Sometimes the events try to be very spectaculair but somehow it never seems to grab you by the throat. That doesn't matter though, because Conduit 2 is a decent game.
  9. Apr 25, 2011
    Conduit 2 overcomes its problems by offering a long and varied single-player campaign with a good sense of humor.
  10. May 30, 2011
    The online multiplayer especially is leaps and bounds better than that of the first game, a welcome change. Overall, Conduit 2 is one of the few decent hardcore games to come down the pipeline in awhile and it's worth a look, especially for those who like their sci-fi shooters.
  11. May 30, 2011
    When playing Conduit 2, it's difficult not to judge the game for what it is in the face of what it would have been with just a bit more bug testing. The frequent glitches, crashes, and spoiled save files seriously hinder gameplay, making it difficult to recommend this to anyone who intends to do much past the title's online multiplayer modes. If you can ignore these problems, Conduit 2 is an entertaining FPS with nice graphics and a good sense of humor, but for me, that proved to be very difficult.
  12. Games Master UK
    Jun 4, 2011
    Bargain basement material from start to finish, but boasting admirable spirit. [July 2011, p.89]
  13. Apr 29, 2011
    Despite improving over some aspects of the first game, Conduit 2 feels strangely like a first effort. The rough AI, the bizarre and laughable story, and the lack of graphical polish give the impression that this was the first time High Voltage worked on the series.
  14. 60
    The Conduit 2 is a significantly improved experience over the previous game, though without adding anything new.
  15. May 13, 2011
    It's not great. [May 2011, p.48]
  16. May 5, 2011
    Conduit 2 suffers in comparison to what's available on the other consoles or the PC, but the addition of motion controls that (mostly) work make it worth a rental, as long as you can get past the goofy story.
  17. May 4, 2011
    High Voltage's shooter sequel is certainly not a vast improvement over The Conduit, but its campy campaign and decent multiplayer is enough to make Conduit 2 worth recommending to fans of the first game. And if you're a fan of shooters who's willing to look past the game's many flaws, you might want to give the game a chance.
  18. 60
    If Wii is your only console, if you haven't already played Red Steel 2 and/or Metroid Prime Trilogy, then The Conduit just might be something for you. For everyone else, this is highly passable.
  19. Apr 30, 2011
    When compared to everything you can play in the FPS genre nowadays, Conduit 2's worth doesn't amount to much. But if you only have a Wii to play on, and are looking for some game of the genre, it still has some qualities, starting with its fairly comprehensive multiplayer. The campaign does its job, albeit barely, and its visual disparity still doesn't exclude some technical prowess. All in all, the overall is a little above average for gamers who are 100% on the Wii... but still well beneath the rest of the experiences you can find on other platforms.
  20. Apr 25, 2011
    Sadly, aside from a sharp online Wii experience, Conduit 2 rarely impresses, relying too much on generic drudgery and sad attempts to capture the magic of more popular titles; worse yet, the storyline and characters seem aimless and forgettable.
  21. Apr 23, 2011
    There's not enough difference between the first and second Conduits to say they've made a true evolutionary breakthrough. Although Conduit 2 has more to offer in terms of environmental variety, it retains much of the original game's narrative unoriginality and awkwardness of presentation.
  22. Apr 19, 2011
    If you're an FPS-loving Wii owner that doesn't care about single-player, or someone who adored the original Conduit, you may be able to squeeze some entertainment out of this game. Everyone else should pass.
  23. May 2, 2011
    Buggy, uninspired and unrefined gameplay that has been bested by far better games, and is best suited to those with nothing else to play.
  24. May 10, 2011
    Considering the level of flexibility, it's still likely you won't be totally happy with Conduit 2; the campaign is lazy, marred with bad AI, lots of balance issues, poor writing and impotent weaponry. The multiplayer is the sole reprieve, but even then, it's still only a relative high point.
  25. May 4, 2011
    The original Conduit was one of my favorite games on the Wii but this one is takes too many steps in the wrong direction.
  26. Apr 25, 2011
    The Conduit got a free pass for being relatively ambitious for Wii shooters, but those days are over: Conduit 2 is a mess of undercooked ideas and impotent execution. It's not that it's a drastically worse game than its predecessor, but the design has been so far surpassed multiple times in the past two years that there is very little reason to return to this underwhelming well.
  27. Apr 22, 2011
    Unsurprising gameplay and bugs and won't let Conduit 2 impress FPS fans. Multiplayer is ok though. And that alone is a strong point on the Wii.
  28. Apr 22, 2011
    Conduit 2 never truly delivers what we were promised. The multiplayer modes and the superb controls try to save the day, but the overall experience is that of a generic, uninspired and boring FPS.

Awards & Rankings

#5 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2011
#8 Most Shared Wii Game of 2011
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 6 out of 27
  1. Mar 27, 2012
    The single player game is quite short. But the game itself is pretty enjoyable. What disappoints the most is the storyline. It is reallyThe single player game is quite short. But the game itself is pretty enjoyable. What disappoints the most is the storyline. It is really boring and weird at times. If you have nothing else to do and you like just to shoot at things than this may just be you're game. Full Review »
  2. Apr 21, 2011
    I am severely disappointed by the single player length. I beat it in 3 hours. I am DEAD SERIOUS!!!
    Yes, there are objects to scan to make it
    I am severely disappointed by the single player length. I beat it in 3 hours. I am DEAD SERIOUS!!!
    Yes, there are objects to scan to make it longer, but that shouldn't be the only thing that makes it long.
    Fortunately, it's multi player is damn good. Local or online, you can't go wrong with the multi player in this game. It's just too bad that I'm more of a single player guy. If you want a good multi player game on Wii, get this game. If you want a good single player game, keep looking.
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  3. Apr 28, 2011
    Saga & High Voltage try again- why? Not sure who this game is for? Maybe little kids, or your Dad who has never played a shooter. SingleSaga & High Voltage try again- why? Not sure who this game is for? Maybe little kids, or your Dad who has never played a shooter. Single player is so short- less than 4hr of uninspired game play. Multiple-player experience is so lacking from it's competitors on the "big boy" systems! Story and art direction seem thrown together from the leftover bag of 90's shooters. I feel bad for anyone who thought this was going to be anything other than a crappy rework of the first. The game looks ok considering its on the Wii, but looks cant hide the uninspired game design. Sega must be feeling the same with the lack of marketing around this game. Full Review »